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Title: The Acquisition of Verbs and their Grammar
Subtitle: The Effect of Particular Languages
URL: http://www.springer.com/1-4020-4334-1
Series Title: Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics
Description:

This volume investigates the linguistic development of children with regard
to their knowledge of the verb and its grammar. The selection of papers
gives empirical evidence from a wide variety of languages including Hebrew,
German, Croatian, Japanese, English, Spanish, Dutch, Indonesian, Estonian,
Russian and French. Findings are interpreted with a focus on
cross-linguistic similarities and differences, without subscribing to
either a UG-based or usage-based approach.

Currently debated topics, such as the role of frequency, as well as
traditional ones such as bootstrapping are integrated into the presentation
of language-specific, learner-specific and more general properties of the
acquisition process.

The papers are united by their focus on discovering what determines
rule-governed behavior in language learners who are coming to terms with
the grammar of verbs.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Springer
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
Estonian
French
German
Hebrew
Indonesian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish
Croatian
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402043341
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 347
Prices: EuropeEURO 129.00
U.K.£ 99.00
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